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service. today was all about a moment in afghanistan when petry was severely wounded, shot in both legs, looking at a live grenade that could have hurt his fellow soldiers. abc's john donvan on what he did. >> reporter: above and beyond. that's where leroy petry went in may 2008, afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures, from before he found out what he was made of. with the true sign of that today being in all the ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who, out there, picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand, but he's alive, rare fororedal of honor winners. who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he re-enlisted, he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and we want to honor him, too. >>> and, still ahead on "world news," one thing you may want to buy to he
. neither al qaeda in afghanistan nor pakistan now pose as grave a threat to america as their affiliate in somalia, that according to u.s. counterterrorism officials. the group known as al shabaab has even been successful in recruiting westerners. >> al shabaab is recruiting inside american mosques in somali communities like minneapolis and san diego according to the justice department. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the commtee on homeland security, held a hearing on the increasing threat. >> the terrorist training camps run by al shabaab teach their participants how to kill people and so the ability of one of those individuals to return to the united states and to put into practice that training is a threat. >> reporter: abc news has learned that before he died osama bin laden was secretly urging al shabaab to target the u.s. at least 40 somali-americans have trained and fought in a civil war in their homeland in the last three years, including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen remain unaccounted for. >> probably the next, most significant terrorist threat
from iraq and afghanistan. >> it as $2.7 trillion increase in the debt ceiling with highly suspect spending reduction features. >> reporter: with a week to go until the august 2nd deadline when the government runs out of money, this exercise in capital brinksmanship is literally spending the treasury down to its last dollars. rob and tanya? >> we've been hearing for weeks now about this august 2nd deadline next week. but apparently the feds may have this extra cash. the government could pay its bills past august 2nd. some breathing room here. but still, it doesn't really make this any less intense. >> thanks to a little number crunching by the treasury department, there does seem to be a little leeway. but it still needs to get done. >> some deal hopefully in the works. we'll see. >>> one side effect of the big debt battle, believe it or not, is an increase in airline fares. they were put in place last weekend to make up for taxes that expired because washington just can't get its act together. with anger over the increases now growing, some senators are demanding that airlines eit
lines of iraq or afghanistan, but how is this for courage? gets online and asks a movie star for a blind date. it's mila kunis and she said yes thanks to justin timberlake who goaded her into it. >> a terrific follow-up. >> we'll talk to his parents about that. only did it in two takes, that's all it took. >>> how about the beauty pageant circuit losing a between after 6-year-old eden wood is hanging up her crown. now, she and her mother tell us why she's really saying good-bye and, lara, you've talked to her a time or two. >> i have. i have. she is something. >>> and is it the beginning of the end for the super group the black eyed peas? we'll find out. what is going -- >> what's going on? >> oh, no. >> sam is back. >> you guys remember when "bert the conqueror" took me on that trip and then shot us out on -- >> sam, sam. >> shot us on the side of the cliff. i've always wanted to did this. a scissor lift outside the studio. 3 1/2, 4 stories up. are you all right? >> yes. >> yes, you operating it is scaring me. willy-nilly. >> he's not breathing. >> aaagh! >> get us lower. get us lower.
to be dane's dad. he's a marine sergeant who's been deployed in afghanistan since january. obviously a picture-perfect moment there. it's like better than if luke skywalker had walked in. >> his own superhero. >> exactly. pretty amazing stuff. we'll be right back with more "world news now." let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans... exclusively endorsed by aarp. when you call now, you'll get this free information kit... with all you need to enroll. put their trust in aarp p medicare supplement insuranc. plus you'll get this free g
. afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures from before he found out what he was made o o with the true sign of that today being a ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who out there picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand. but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he re-enlisted he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, a a news, washington. >> you know, the medal of honor was given yesterday on the award's 149th anniversary. president lincoln signed the medal of honor act in 1862. >> how cool is that? also, he's now been assigned to a military base near tacoma, washington, where he's going to help other war veterans as well to transition back into everyday civilian life whicicis really difficult for a lot of veterans. >> still keep
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